Wednesday, June 22, 2005

CHEAP AS CHIPS


CHEAP AS CHIPS
Originally uploaded by KEITHBOADWEE.


DAVID DICKINSON is the host of a truly horrendous U.K. television program called BARGAIN HUNT. I don't know why but I can't get enough of it. It's really a camp classic and Mr. Dickinson uses some hysterically funny catch phrases which include "CHEAP AS CHIPS" and "WHAT A BOBBY DAZZLER". The show takes 2 pairs of contestants, sets them loose in a flea market or antique mall with 200 pounds and an antiques expert where they try to find bargains. The items they purchase are then sold at auction. The idea is that their purchases will sell for more than they were bought for and the prize will be whatever profit the contestants manage to make. It seems to me that no one ever makes money on this show and when they do it's such a paltry amount you wonder why they even bothered. However, David Dickinson is a scream and it's worth tuning in for his pompadour, pin stripe suits and silly banter. Bargain Hunt seems to be on BBC AMERICA constantly. You can find out more about DAVID DICKINSON at DAVID DICKINSON.NET or THE DAVID DICKINSON SHRINE.

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